|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||30° 41' 59'' South , 118° 19' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-30.70000,118.31667|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Located 30 km north of Mukinbudin.
Pb-Zn-Ag deposit, but sub-economic. East trending narrow magnetite-franklinite, and biotite-garnet lenses, associated with hydrothermally altered monzonite-syenite zones, within granite and granodiorite. Ferguson mentions the 'Dam Gossan' covering 200 by 250 metres listing franklinite, willemite, galena, sphalerite, and coronadite. There is also a mineral occurrence as narrow lenses, one kilometre to the north in rock with a long list consisting of magnetite, spessartine, epidote, quartz, augite, hornblende, hematite, grossular, cordierite, calcite, sphene, galena, pyrite, willemite, biotite, zircon, and apatite. He also mentions a south deposit on trend with the main one, but no more information is provided.
Explored by Asarco 1971-1972, Otter/Shell 1976-1979, and West Coast Holdings 1981-1983. The deposit is interesting as some species it contains are uncommon in Western Australia.
The Mindat co-ordinates are approximate.
17 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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2500 - 4000 Ma
|low-Ca granite 74297|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive
Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). 
|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean intrusive rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.